“Dodger Blue” shows proudly on this Los Angeles Dodgers jacket worn by Hall of Fame skipper Walt Alston during the latter portion of his tenure at Chavez Ravine. The satin-like zippered garment features “Dodgers” angled across the chest in white twill while blue-and-white striped stretch ribbed knit lines the 4”-wide collar, waistline and sleeve endings. Within the wool-lined collar, a “W.A. Goodman & Sons” size “50” label is accompanied by a strip tag with handwritten notations of “Alston” and “55.” Heavy wear. More on our website.
All original and unaltered, the jacket shows solid game wear in the form of puckering and dirt stains about the twill components. Of note are the notations on the strip tag within the collar. Both “Alston” and “55” have been crossed out. The “55” suggests that the jacket was given to catcher Sergio Robles during his brief stay in September 1976, which also marked the end of Alston’s career. The number “55” had not been worn by a Dodger player since 1958. The tagging dates to the 1970s and both Robles and Alston were 6-foot-2, 190 lbs.
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